Opinion

Commissioner Hearn just keeps digging his self-made pit even deeper

Here we go again with the sneaky crusade of Commissioner Lee Hearn. First, in 2010, we had a situation where a full quorum of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners was spotted having an improper meeting in a local restaurant in Fayetteville to discuss how they were going to change the county’s Board of Elections to their advantage. However, the new commissioners Allen McCarty and Steve Brown broke that up when they took office. Read More»

A quiet weekend

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

We heard it soon after we pulled into the state park where we would spend a quiet weekend with friends from church. At least it started out quiet.

So quietly, no one could quite put a time stamp on when they first heard the high-pitched sound of a motor or chainsaw or… whatever it was.

Dave said it sounded to him like an engine had been left on in the afternoon. It’s probably coming from something they’re doing at the dam, he opined, because there’s usually some work going on there.

The sound was absolutely steady, however, never wavering – yet we did not notice when it stopped. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of May 9, 2011

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Be a tourist in your home town, graduation banners, Gang Awareness & Internet Safety Forum, and 4th of July Parade Registration . . . Read More»

Osama bin Laden is dead

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Osama bin Laden is dead.

On Sept. 11, 2001, I sat transfixed in front of the TV as the day’s news unfolded. At the end of the day, overcome with shock, yet desirous to make some positive statement, I affixed an American flag to the post on my front porch and vowed to leave it there until the one responsible for these crimes was brought to justice. I had no idea that so much time would elapse. Read More»

The lady called Mom

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Twenty-five years is a long time to spend with someone, and not know anything about them but their name. It’s sad, but it’s true.

I had only been married for a year when my veil of naiveté started to be revealed. My mom and dad weren’t just parents, they were much more. They were people — people with dreams, flaws and quirks just like normal folks. Just when I was getting to know my Mom, she suddenly was taken from us. Read More»

In killing bin Laden, justice has been done

Cal Thomas's picture

“Ding dong the witch is dead!”

As crowds gathered outside the White House, at the site of Ground Zero, and in other public places to cheer news of the death of Osama bin Laden, President Obama said in a late Sunday night address from the White House, “Justice has been done.”

To one man justice has been done, but not to the terrorist movement itself, which is bigger than any one man and whose franchise headquarters appears to have moved now to Yemen. Read More»

Echoes of President Bush’s speech

Dr. Paul Kengor's picture

“In Bin Laden Announcement, Echoes of 2007 Obama Speech,” declared the headline in The New York Times. It’s difficult to find a newspaper that has demonstrated a worst pro-Obama and anti-Bush bias than The New York Times, especially when dealing with the War on Terror. And so, I expected a headline like this in the Times.

When I searched Google this morning, looking for a text of President Obama’s statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden, the Times headline was the first thing that popped up. Read More»

My Mama’s faith was unbending

Ronda Rich's picture

I wondered the other day how a mother could even think that, let alone say it. But then Mama was a woman who defied exact definition. She was strong, smart, courageous, sometimes outrageous and, above all, ruled by a faith that was simply unbendable and unquestionable. That part of her was definable and clear: She believed unyieldingly in an Almighty God who never left her side. Even when it could have seemed that He did. Read More»

Here’s how the Feds conceal the rise of inflation

Dick Morris's picture

Note to Readers: Economist Barry Elias provided invaluable aid in researching this column.

If the same methodology that was used in 1980 to chronicle the double-digit inflation of that era were in use today, we would have an inflation rate of 10 percent right now, according to ShadowGovernmentStatistics.com.

We are entering a massive era of stagflation, which recalls to us our writing in “Catastrophe,” published two years ago, that “inflaton may well be the enduring legacy of the Obama presidency.”

How does the federal government understate the inflation rate? Let us count the ways: Read More»

Avoiding a slick argument: How much oil do we really have here?

Donald J. Boudreaux's picture

With Japan’s nuclear crisis and a wave of instability crossing the Middle East, pols and pundits are turning again to the question of our energy future. Will civil war and strife disrupt access to oil and our way of life? Can the United States change its century-old pattern of relying heavily upon petroleum?

People will reach different answers to these questions and draw different conclusions about what to do. It would be helpful, however, if everyone could get the factual premises right. Read More»

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